William J. Hunter

 William J. Hunter

William J. Hunter

  • Best Lawyers LAWYER OF THE YEAR 2016 | Personal Injury Litigation - Planitiffs | WILLIAM J.HUNTER | Savannah
  • Best Lawyers LAWYER OF THE YEAR 2014 | Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants | WILLIAM J.HUNTER | Savannah
Savannah, Georgia
800-554-5128 (Toll free)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit


  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas
    • J.D. (Magna Cum Laude) - 2003
    • Law Review: Arkansas Law Review, Note and Comment Editor
  • Valdosta State University
    • B.A. - 1999
    • Major: Economics

Areas of Practice

  • Trial Practice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Business Litigation

William (Bill) J. Hunter, Partner, is a Martindale and Hubbell "AV" rated member of the Litigation section of the firm. Mr. Hunter concentrates his practice in the areas of plaintiff's personal injury/wrongful death, business litigation, and medical malpractice defense.  His practice's primary focus is trial work which involves catastrophic injuries or death. 

Mr. Hunter is a member of the Georgia State Bar and the Savannah Bar Association.  He was recently appointed to the Bench and Bar Committee of the State Bar.  He is also a member of the American Association for Justice.  Outside of his law practice, Mr. Hunter has formerly been active in First Tee Savannah, and served on both the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. In 2016, Mr. Hunter was elected to the Board of Directors for Union Mission, Savannah's leading organization for providing assistance to the homeless. In 2016, he started a non-profit called Savannah Bombers Basketball.  SBB supports numerous young basketball players who play in tournaments throughout Georgia and the Southeast, some of whom would not have the opportunity to play travel basketball otherwise.  

Honors and Awards

  • Georgia Trend's 2013 Legal Elite in Personal Injury
  • Honored as Savannah Lawyers of the Year by the Best Lawyers in America for 2014
  • Best Lawyer in America 2015 - Personal Injury Litigation and Medical Malpractice Law
  • Martindale Hubbel "AV" Rating
  • "On the Rise," Lawyers under 40 for the State of Georgia, Fulton Daily Report
  • Lawyer of the Year, Plaintiff's Personal Injury, Savannah, U.S. News Best Lawyers
  • Lawyer of the Year, Medical Malpractice Defense, Savannah, U.S. News Best Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers /Georgia Rising Star, Atlanta Magazine
  • Best Lawyers, Personal Injury- Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice- Defendant, U.S. News Best Lawyers
  • Legal Elite, Plaintiff Personal Injury, Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 10 Best, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • America Association for Justice

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Savannah Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association